Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Things Stupid People Say, Part 2: Republican Glenn Grothman: People Should Work Seven Days A Week

I thought it might be hard to picker a winner of the Things Stupid People Say Contest, but it wasn’t difficult at all.
It’s Glenn Grothman, a Wisconsin Republican state senator who just might become the next congressman from state's 6th district. I doubt he’s never read a moronic statement, or an outright lie, that he didn’t repeat and repeat and repeat.And, without further ado, here are some of the gems that came dripping out of his piehole.

In 2004, Grothman called for new restrictions on the federal food stamps program because poor people don't act poor enough:
"I've interviewed over a dozen people who check out people who pay with food stamps, and all felt people on food stamps ate better — or at least more costly — than they did. [People] who work in food stores indicate that many people who use food stamps do not act as if they are genuinely poor."
Cuz, you know, being on Food Stamps means you're rich and you eat a whole lot better than other people.

In 2010, Grothman, who believes homosexuality, is a choice, wanted to ban Wisconsin public school teachers from saying the word “homosexuality” in sex education classes because some teachers had an "agenda" to turn kids gay.

I think teachers just want to turn kids into thinking adults, something the GOP probably doesn’t want to happen.

Also in 2010, Grothman continued to rail against homosexuality:
“Did people even know what homosexuality was in high school in 1975? I don't remember any discussion about that at the time. There were a few guys who would make fun of a few effeminate boys, but that's a different thing than homosexuality. Homosexuality was not on anyone's radar. And that's a good thing."
Grothman doesn't just miss the '70s, he’s also said he’d like to go back to those simpler days of the 1950s, when the black folks knew their place and The Gays lived in closets.

In 2011, after voting to repeal Wisconsin's equal-pay protection law, Grothman argued that the male-female pay gap wasn't about discrimination in the workplace:
"Take a hypothetical husband and wife who are both lawyers, but the husband is working 50 or 60 hours a week, going all out, making 200 grand a year. The woman takes time off, raises kids, is not go go go. Now they're 50 years old. The husband is making 200 grand a year, the woman is making 40 grand a year. It wasn't discrimination. There was a different sense of urgency in each person. You could argue that money is more important for men.”
You could win the argument that Glenn Grothman has his head up his ass.

His latest bit of ridiculosity occurred when he proposed rolling back a Wisconsin law that required employers to give workers at least one day of rest per week; he called the existing law "a little goofy":
"Right now in Wisconsin, you're not supposed to work seven days in a row, which is a little ridiculous because all sorts of people want to work seven days a week."
Except Congressmen, who worked just 133 days in 2014. I guess Grothman just means regular folks need to work seven days a week.

Glenn Grothman, perhaps — well, not perhaps, but truly — the dumbest human being on the planet … even edging out the Mama Grizzly Bore™ since she’s less involved with politics these days and more involved with street brawls.


the dogs' mother said...

okay, buddy, I graduated in 1974. I knew there were gay folks. My favoritest teacher was gay and my parents, and all of the parents, were fine with that fact. We went to his home, we went to literary movies in the big city and we took all the classes he taught.

anne marie in philly said...

my BFF (now deceased) came out as gay in the early 70s.

and the unions fought for a 40 hour work week in the last century.

figures it is a white male redumblican teabagistani making these asshat remarks!

he looks like he might enjoy giving head to the white male redumblican teabagistani WI gov; they both think alike!

Frank said...

How far will food stamps get you at Whole Foods? I know I can't afford to eat like the well-to-do.

Mitchell is Moving said...

What a complete and utter moron. But, sadly, there are worse out there!

And now I need to go practice acting genuinely poor.

Helen Lashbrook said...

The far right in politics want us all to return to the Victorian era, where there was no safety net for the poor. The deserving poor were given charity and the undeserving poor starved to death. much cheaper for the rich who love to make money at our expense!

mrs.missalaineus said...

because 'about a dozen people' is a reliable sample size said no statistician ever.....


Biki Honko said...

I wonder if he truly believes what he is saying, or if he is pandering to the great teabag leadership?

fyi, i cant read nor type teabag without something else coming to mind. lovely title they picked, yeah?